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I am changing my cooling again very soon from Zalman Performa to Noctua NH-D14 (I was on stock cooling for 2 years before Zalman)

And I wonder:

1) What technique is the best to apply Noctua's paste? In the manual they say pee at the center but I was considering spread though I read opinions that is best to always follow the manula. Is it?
2) Disabling cores for better OC ? I seen some people doing records on just one core or two. Since most of the games use only two cores - will I be able toa chieve better OC and temps ?
3) Offset overclocking - is it any better then regular overclocking?

Thanks in advance.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670 3,4 GHz ASRock B85M-ITX Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC 4 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin D... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Corsair H75 Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Samsung S24D300 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ozone Strike Battle Cherry MX Brown Silverstone Gold 600W Lian Li PC-TU 100B SteelSeries Rival 100 
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Nantec Genesis M12 Steel Nantec Genesis HX55 5.1 USB Noctua NF-F12 Industrial IPPC-3000 PWM 120mm Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 
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post #2 of 3
1. Pea is typically the best method.

2. Disabling cores will decrease temperatures, usually leading to higher overclocks

3. Only advantage of offset overclocking is decrease power use. How much just depends on your type of use.
 
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post #3 of 3
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How much increase in MHz and drop in temps (does it apply to voltage too? less voltage required?) can I expect when disabling cores ?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670 3,4 GHz ASRock B85M-ITX Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC 4 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin D... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Corsair H75 Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Samsung S24D300 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ozone Strike Battle Cherry MX Brown Silverstone Gold 600W Lian Li PC-TU 100B SteelSeries Rival 100 
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Nantec Genesis M12 Steel Nantec Genesis HX55 5.1 USB Noctua NF-F12 Industrial IPPC-3000 PWM 120mm Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4670 3,4 GHz ASRock B85M-ITX Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC 4 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin D... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Corsair H75 Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Samsung S24D300 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ozone Strike Battle Cherry MX Brown Silverstone Gold 600W Lian Li PC-TU 100B SteelSeries Rival 100 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Nantec Genesis M12 Steel Nantec Genesis HX55 5.1 USB Noctua NF-F12 Industrial IPPC-3000 PWM 120mm Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 
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